The Learning Center

Located in the Temple Hill area of Castlewood, VA.


Faith Promise Dinner

Our 8th annual Faith Promise dinner is planned for Friday, March 10 at the Lebanon Conference Center.  The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.  The TLC students will be singing and sharing testimonials with our guests.  This is a school wide event, and student participation is required.  We are looking forward to a wonderful time of fellowship as we celebrate all God has done and continues to do through The Learning Center.  We thank Him for his continued provision and blessing on this educational ministry as we strive to provide an excellent, Christ-centered education.

We are asking everyone to make a list of names and addresses of family, friends, churches, etc…that you would like to invite to the dinner.  Please email me the list of names or send it to school by this Friday, February 24.  We will prepare invitations to mail or for you to give personally to those on your list (please note the ones that need to be mailed with their address).  Also, please include the number that will be attending from your family so we can make adequate preparations for the meal.  This will be a great opportunity for our extended family, friends, and community to join us and learn more about The Learning Center and Christian education.

Please pray God’s blessing on this very special event as we seek to honor Him in all we do.

In Christ,

Mrs. Becky

The Learning Center Announces Appalachian Heritage Writing Contest Winners


Students from The Learning Center recently won several places in the Appalachian Heritage Writers Symposium writing contest.

Abigail Jessee – 1st place Youth Poetry

Abby Johnson – 2nd place Youth Essay

Emily Holbrook – 3rd place Youth Essay

Dalton Parks – 2nd place Youth Poetry and Youth Short Story

The symposium was held at Southwest Virginia Community College on June 10 & 11.  Winners received certificates and cash awards for their accomplishments.

Congratulations on a job well done!

The Learning Center announces CEDAR Coal Fair Winners


The Learning Center recently participated in the 2016 CEDAR (Coal Education Development and Resources) of Virginia Regional Coal Fair held at the Coronado Mine Rescue Training Facility located in Oakwood, VA.  Students from surrounding area counties entered nearly 400 coal projects in the following categories:  Art, English, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, and Technology.    

The Learning Center had 9 student winners and 1 adult winner in the 2016 CEDAR Coal Fair:  

Alexandra Jessee – 3rd place Math (5th-8th grade)

Caleb Nunley – 3rd place Math (9th-12th grade)

Daniel Johnson – 3rd place English (9th-12th grade)

Abigail Carter – 3rd place Art (5th-8th grade)

Rylan Smith – 1st place Social Studies (K-4th grade)

Austin Gardner – 3rd place Social Studies (5th-8th grade)

Abigail Jessee – 1st place Social Studies (9th-12th grade)

Maitlyn Trent – 2nd place Social Studies (9th-12th grade)

Caylee Jessee – 2nd place Technology (K-4th grade)

Becky Johnson – 1st place Coal Fair Coordinator (5th-8th category)

The winners were recognized at the 2016 Student and Teacher Awards Banquet held on Saturday, April 30 where they received ribbons and cash awards.  Congratulations to all our winners!!

VFW Voice of Democracy Winners

Our high school students recently participated in the VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest.  Dalton (pictured 3rd from left below) won 1st place at the local post level and 1st place at the district level.  Abigail (pictured 5th from left below) won 3rd place at the local post level.  

The veterans from VFW Post #8652 presented the winners with certificates and cash awards. 

Congratulations Dalton and Abigail!!


Lonesome Pine Short Story and Poetry Contest Winners

Our middle school and high school students participated in the 29th Annual Lonesome Pine Short Story contest and the 12th Annual Lonesome Pine Poetry contest.  There were over 50 entries in the high school category and more than 80 entries in the middle school category. 

Conner (pictured on left below) won 2nd place in the middle school category with his story “Five Golden Rings”.  Dalton (pictured on right below) won 2nd place in the high school short story category with his story “Goodnight Nathan”  and 2nd place in the high school poetry category with his poem “A Father’s Son”. 

Both students received certificates and cash awards presented at the John Fox, Jr. Literary Festival held at Mountain Empire Community College.

Congratulations Conner and Dalton!! 


Welcome to the The Learning Center


The Learning Center is an inter-denominational Christian school teaching the truth as revealed in God’s Word.

It is an outreach of Rejoice Ministries located in the Temple Hill section of Castlewood, Virginia.